Lenovo makes me some seriously nice PC hardware and most recently pitched some very nice tablets out to the market, the Yoga 8 and Yoga 10. Now they’ve decided to take their boots to the smartphone market announcing a few new smartphones including the flagship Vibe Z. The Vibe Z has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13MP camera that (they claim) is optimized for low-light shots. The Vibe Z packs a 1920 x 1080 resolution 5.5-inch IPS screen. Lenovo’s 20/20 Vision technology is being utilized giving the Vibe Z a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch. The engine running it all is a 2.2-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
The rear camera is 13MP but it’s the lens that Lenovo is touting with it’s low light optimization, it is a f1.8 aperture lens. The front camera is pretty nice too clocking in at 5MP but also has a claimed “84 degree lens” which is supposed to help shoot wide shots. Lenovo has also included a handful of editing options with the camera, which many OEMs are now doing in hopes to keep you from 3rd party apps.
The Vibe Z hits stores February in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines for $549. Still no word on availability in the US. Lenovo is expected to announce the entire lineup at CES 2014 and we’re going to try and get our hands on them when we’re out at CES.
Along with the Vibe Z Lenovo announced some mid-range and budget-minded handsets, which include, the 5-inch A859, the 6-inch S930 and the 4.7-inch S650. The A859 has a decent 1280 x 720 display, 1.3-GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Cameras include an 8-MP rear and 1.6-MP front. The S930 and S650 are almost identical in internal specifications as the A859.
Exciting times for Lenovo and for consumers. It is always encouraging to have competition that’s what keeps innovation going and that’s always good for everyone. Hit the link for source.
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